Perhaps predictably, someone who either hates bicyclists or hates the SFMTA or just plain hates the gentrification of Valencia Street has already vandalized the new bike counter that just went up a week ago on Valencia near 16th, as Capp Street Crap shows us. The "barometer" is meant to encouraging cycling to work and count the daily number of cyclists who pass, though an earlier device of the same kind installed on Market Street in 2013 was thought to be under-counting cyclists by as many as 1,000 per day.
Automated bike counters around the city, not all this fancy, have marked an 8.5 percent uptick in cyclists between 2014 and 2015, or some 200,000 annual rides.
Meanwhile, the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day happens this Thursday, May 12.
Previously: Behold Valencia Street's New 'Bike Barometer'